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A company formerly specializing in instant film cameras, and now making digital cameras, as well as a variety of other electronics.

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Instant film for a 4x5 large format camera?

I have a 4x5 camera and a Polaroid 545 film holder. Can someone tell me if any kind of instant film (Polaroid or any other brand) compatible with the 545 film holder is still produced today and where ...
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Instax Film Developing Red

I have completed the Instant Pinhole Camera which I mentioned in a previous question. To open the pack of Instax Film, I used a pitch black room, blocked all the edges around the door, and opened it ...
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What is the dented wheel with holes inside the Polaroid Land Camera Model 150

While looking at the works of John Peralta, I noticed a strange camera component I never saw before inside the Polaroid Land Camera Model 150. I've repaired a few cameras in my life but I'm very ...
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What archival properties does Fuji Instax have and how to prolong?

I've begun putting together a cookbook of family recipes that I want to pass down to my daughter. To spice things up a bit, I'll be taking shots on Fuji's Instax Wide of my wife and I and her when we ...
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Why is the color mask of this 135 film dark blue-green?

In the late 1990s, I encountered an exposed cassette of 135 film. (I am not the original purchaser or user of the film.) Curious about what might be on it, I sent it to a lab for processing. I was ...
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Bleaching Polaroids to scan them

I bleached the back of Polaroid that comes from Fuji FP-100C and scanned them. But the colors are coming out wrong and different from the original photo that got developed automatically. Is the color ...
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Is the Flash Sync speed of the Polaroid 195 camera really only ¹⁄₃₀th of a second?

I am trying to find the max flash sync speed for Polaroid 195 cameras. Because with a PC sync cord I want to connect it to a studio strobe I found a manual for 180-model cameras here: http://...
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Why image does not fill all area in Polaroid film backs

Here is what I am using: Camera: Mamiya 645AF Film: Fuji FP-100C Polaroids Polaroid Back: 645AF Polaroid Land Pack Film Holder HP402 And the image below is how they turn out. See the image is so ...
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Film Camera White Balance in Studio

I found this thread but still have questions: What is the white balance of film? I am going to use Film in studio with Strobes. The films I am experimenting with are: Fuji FP-100C (Peel-apart ...
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What is the difference (apart from size) between i-Type, 600, SX-70 and Spectra Polaroid films?

I've borrowed a 600 camera and shot a couple of pictures with a Polaroid Originals 600 film with the intention of figuring out whether or not I should buy a Polaroid camera, and which type of camera ...
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Why there aren't polarizer filter for instant camera?

I own a Polaroid 600 and I couldn't be able to find it. So I thought there may be a process that doesn't let it use it.
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Can I create an “old polaroid” style with Nikon Picture Control?

I want my Nikon D810 to automatically post-process my shots so that they look like old polaroid/vintage photos. Therefore I want to create a Nikon picture control configuration file (with the program ...
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How can I create a vintage 1990s Polaroid look from my DSLR?

For some time now, I have discovered a great difficulty with the fact of coming across a simple and vintage look and or style to my photos. I currently use a Canon Rebel T5i DSLR camera, and was ...
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Where do I insert the batteries in my Polaroid camera?

I have a polaroid camera from around the year 2000...where do the batteries go? I've looked and looked! I tried looking behind the film too. Is there anybody who knows?
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Is there any way to revive expired polaroid film?

I have been using some expired Polaroid 600 film from 2004 and all of my images come out with uneven development. I know the colors are bad and there's nothing I can do about that, but what I want is ...
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Is a flash bar needed when working with a Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera?

I found some expired SX-70 film in my house, and I've been looking on ebay for a tested model of the folding Land Camera. I'm really eager to test the film out even though I know the quality probably ...
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How can I change film packs on a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 without wasting film?

I have a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 . I have three film packs and I changed packs depending on the photo I wanted to take, later I realised it was a very bad idea. I am wasting film because the camera ...
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How can I get a fade-to-white vignette with Polaroid film?

I want to try and recreate a filter effect similar to this. It's a partial nude, so potentially NSFW: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zWtPvzfTE9I/T2752kGAH-I/AAAAAAAAADQ/WYKtq1lfLmE/s640/scan012.jpg (The ...
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Does Fujifilm instant film work with Polaroid instant 10

I have Polaroid instant 10 camer, like this: http://en.polaroid-passion.com/polaroid-type-80-cameras.php?id=179 I have understood, that some of the Fujifilm instant films could be compatible, but is ...
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Can I create a homemade zoom lens for the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7?

I would like to take zoomed photos with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7. What would I need to do in order to create an external lens to add in front of the one that's already there?
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Polaroid 250 and 125- help with testing operation

I purchased two Polaroid land cameras (250 & 125)at estate sales, cleaned them up and put in fresh batteries to test. Neither "did anything" after I put in the batteries. I'm not sure what to do ...
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What is the best (for my budget) instant camera? [closed]

This might sound a bit silly, but I'm looking to buy an instant camera to be used by guests at my wedding which is in 2 months from today. The idea is to have an instant camera that can be passed ...
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Does all photographic film utilize gelatin in its composition?

Do all brands of photographic film utilize gelatin in their composition? How about Polaroid? Any vegan-friendly brands that do not use gelatin? If so, what do they use instead?
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Bought a second hand retro polaroid but I think the lens is missing, how will this affect photos? (I know nothing at all about cameras)

So I bought a polaroid in a charity shop for £5 (I know absolutely nothing about cameras, and I mean NOTHING) but it doesn't have the plastic bit inside the main round bit- I think that's a lens? How ...
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What kind of a Polaroid 600-camera is this?

Please help me with this! I know it's a Polaroid 600 'cause the model and the film it uses. It has a yellow "live for the moment" logo in front of the cam (see the pic) and behind the flashbar. Also ...
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Will the built-in flash of a Polariod camera be adequate for a wedding photobooth?

My best friend is getting married in one week. He asked me to set up a photo booth near the reception so that people can take pictures of themselves using funny accessories. The photo booth should be ...
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How can I trigger an off-camera flash with a Polaroid SX 70 or a Yashica-Mat?

I am interested in shooting pictures with off camera flash. I have a Polaroid sx 70 and one medium format Yashica mat 124. I was wondering if is it feasbile to shoot with off camera flash with one of ...
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Can I legally sell a photograph with a border made to look like an old Polaroid print?

I'm planning to do an exhibition in the near future where I want most of my work to be illustrated in the Polaroid photo format like the image bellow. In this exhibition I may sell some work and ...
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Need brighter flash. Shooting with Polaroid 600SE.

I need advice on acquiring a brighter flash, or a flash with brightness that I can control. I have been used to 35mm for years, shooting on 400 - 800ASA with apertures as large as 1.8. This has ...
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What are the differences between current films available for the Polaroid SX-70 Land camera?

I just purchased a OneStep Polaroid camera and am so excited about starting taking pictures out there, so I've searched for film and found only these alternatives: Fujifilm instant film The ...
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Which Polaroid Camera has been used here?

Can you guys help me out identifying the Polaroid model used in the following videos? First Video -- screenshot: Second Video -- screenshot:
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What Polaroid instant film type is this?

What Polaroid instant film type is the one on the right? (The left one is a Polaroid Type 600.)
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Why do polaroid images look like they do?

I know that polaroid images are not done by effect, as one of my friends think, and that's silly. But my question is why do they look like that ? I mean yellowish and fainted .. I know there is a ...
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Why is there a big price difference between Instax mini and Instax wide?

I'm looking into buying an instant camera, and I'm thinking about an Instax camera of some kind. However, Instax mini seems to be much more popular than the Instax wide format. However, the price of ...
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How important is a film shade to protect Polaroid photos when they first eject?

My friend just got a Polaroid SX-70 Model 1 and has some old film stock. How important is a film shade to protect Polaroid photos when they first eject? What about with the new films from The ...
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Which Polaroid camera is used in the Instagram logo?

Below is the logo of the app "Instagram". Does anybody know which Polaroid camera they used for it?
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Can you choose which pictures to print on a Fuji Instax 210?

I'm not sure if this option is available for this particular camera. I can't seem to find it in the specs. I don't want to have to waste photo papers. Follow-up: can I store the captured pictures in ...
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What is the difference between a lomo and a polaroid?

I saw Fuji Instax 210 Wide Camera while looking for a good Polaroid and noticed that it behaves like a polaroid in a sense that you can print the picture right away. Is it both a lomo and a polaroid?
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What are the notable differences between Polaroid Pogo and Polaroid 300?

I'd like to know the diffences that are worth nothing when choosing between Polaroid Pogo and Polaroid 300. Considering I am a newbie when it comes to cameras, especially Polaroid, I have no idea ...
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What's the best Polaroid camera and model right now?

Of course, it should be able to print pictures without an external printer.
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Experiences with 3rd party Polaroid film?

The Impossible Project produces various instant films for Polaroid cameras at the original factory but using new chemicals. To those who have tried these (or other 3rd party options, if they exist), ...